AL ATTIYAH AWARDS RECOGNISE CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY
The stalwarts of the oil industry met at the Museum of Islamic Art Building in Doha last month to celebrate the works of people within the industry.
The Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Energy Awards, established last year to celebrate the legacy of Qatar's former Minister of Energy, honoured six individuals including HE Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim, Economic Advisor to HH the Emir of Qatar, for their lifetime achievements in the advancement of the global energy industry. OPEC Secretary- General, HE Abdalla S El Badri, gave a keynote speech and spoke thus of the Awards, “Al Attiyah has played a prominent role in helping the Organisation through some difficult times. He has been able to use his charm and humour to bring people together. And he has been able to broker solutions, when there has been discord,” he said. “It is appropriate then, that the Awards given tonight recognise the hard work of other people associated with the industry.”
Speaking on the global energy future, El Badri said that it is clear that world energy demand is set to grow. In OPEC's 2013 World Oil Outlook, world energy demand rises by 52% over the period between 2010 and 2035.
“Renewables, from wind, solar, small hydro and geothermal, are expected to grow at over 7% per year, often as a result of government support and incentives. They certainly hold promise, but globally their share of the energy mix will still be less than 3% by 2035, given their low initial base,” he said.
According to El Badri, fossil fuels will continue to play the dominant role in meeting demand, although their overall share will fall from 82% to 80%. Throughout most of this period, oil will remain the energy source with the largest share, although its overall share declines from 33% to 27%. Coal's share remains relatively stable at around 27%. The share of natural gas, however, is expected to rise from 22% to 26%. The Al-Attiyah Energy Awards, now in their second year and supported by Qatar Shell as Gold Partner and Qatar Petroleum as Silver Partner, were established to celebrate the legacy of Qatar's former Minister of Energy and recognise distinguished individuals for their achievements over their full career cycle in the global energy industry.
HE ABDULLAH BIN HAMAD AL ATTIYAH with the 2014 winners.
NOBUO TANAKA is honoured for his role in facilitating producer-consumer dialogue
DR IBRAHIM IBRAHIM receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of the Qatar Energy Industry
ANDY BROWN, Director of the Upstream International business, Shell (earlier Qatar Shell MD) thanks HE Al Attiyah for his contribution to the industry